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News report: Q&A: Are local plans too complicated?

Words: Simon Wicks

With an increasing number of local plans being found unsound and government proposing to streamline the creation of local plans, The Planner asked Jerry Youle (JY), professional lead for local plans at the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), about the examinations process and whether local plans are too complex and unwieldy to do their job. 

What's your role at the Planning Inspectorate, Jerry?JY: Well, it is about the quality of our local plans – making sure that we do what we can to ensure that local plan examinations run effectively, the quality of our work is good and that we’re training and advising our inspectors who do local plans well. I suppose wrapped around all that is making sure that our quality assurance mechanisms........
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